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Annual Growth Rate Slows Down in February 2013, S&P Healthcare Economic Index Finds
According to the S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index, the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs in...more



Affordable Care Act: Skid Row Homeless Still Gets Health Care
JWCH Institute Lead Community Outreach Worker Christopher Mack observes that regardless of the many homeless living in Skid Row will qualify for health insurance by the end of the year under...more

Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan Selects MedeAnalytics to Optimize Care Management Activities
Nonprofit managed care organization, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (BMCHP), chose MedeAnalytics to implement its cloud-based technology platform to optimize care management activities for over...more

Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
About five Obesity-based organizations have expressed their support of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. The Act will provide Medicare beneficiaries accessible resources and services to treat and...more

Online Shopping Site Teams Up With Medical Philanthropy Group
Daily Grommet, an online shopping store and Internet Retailer's hot site of 2013, announces its collaboration with Watsi, a medical nonprofit organization. The partnership helps people who have...more

Medical Education Simulated Learning Helps to Improve Patient Care Outcomes
According to a study conducted by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher, William C. McGaghie, PhD, he and his colleagues found that use of simulation techniques in medical...more

Extending Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have spawned new opportunities for health and human services programs to incorporate eligibility determination, enrollment, and...more

HHS: What Young People Should Know About Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an address and a PSA to advise young adults, particularly college students, that they need to purchase health insurance by...more

Affordable Care Act: State and Local Coverage Changes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains new coverage options to decrease the amount of individuals without health insurance. There are new state and sub-state estimates, which details the projected...more

HHS Presents New Data to Improve Transparency, Health Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new data and new initiatives that can help improve care coordination and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. According...more





EU-Startups features 10 success stories about social enterprises across Europe making positive, social impact while making money at the same time.




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